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      09-26-2007, 10:17 PM   #17
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Drives: E92 M3
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Location: San Diego, CA USA

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Follow up

I agree 0-60 is more like bragging rights and is seriously launch/traction limited. I did however, just run some E92 6MT vs. E60 M5 SMG simulations with CarTest (have you seen my other posts on this topic - the software has been shown to be quite accurate and predictive). It shows the M3 getting the jump in time to distance (not necessarily time to speed) vs. the M5 up to about 80 mph (rougly 8 or so seconds). Then as we might say "intuitively" the M5 really pulls ahead. Of couse the M-DCT will likely stay physically ahead in a drag for quite a bit longer, perhaps up to even the 150 mph territory, if it can get a good launch with that system.